Underground History: The Last Battle Of The Rogue War

Aug 30, 2017

Untrained eyes will only see a wooded hillside.  But the people of the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology--SOULA--travel with trained eyes. 

And they used those eyes, plus metal detectors and other tools, to further investigate the site of the Battle of Big Bend, the last skirmish in the "Rogue Indian War" of the 19th century. 

This month's installment of Underground History brings details of the dig to the forefront. 

SOULA's Mark Tveskov, now on sabbatical, grabs a phone and calls from the East Coast with the story of some amazing finds... including a musketball still stuck in a living tree.